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Innovations in Nuclear Energy Research & Development Student Competition

December 21, 2022

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) announced a new Request for Applications (RFAs) for the Innovations in Nuclear Energy Research and Development Student Competition, seeking to recognize and award published graduate and undergraduate students for innovative nuclear energy research. This program was formerly known as the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D.

Students may submit one or more publications and will be considered for any of the four categories in which they are eligible. Applicants may only win one competition per year.

  • Open Competition (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Competition for Graduate Students Attending Minority Serving Institutions or Belonging to an Underserved Community
  • Competition for Undergraduate Students Attending Minority Serving Institutions or Belonging to an Underserved Community
  • Undergraduate Competition

In addition to honoraria, travel and conference opportunities may accompany awards. First place award recipients in the open competition will have an opportunity to present their publication at the annual ANS Winter Meeting as well as other national meetings.

Applications are due by March 8, 2023, at 5:00 pm ET. Students must apply electronically at No hard copy applications will be accepted.

Click ​here for more information and learn how to apply

NE strives to ensure that it is fully committed to broadening the inclusion and contribution of those communities that have been historically underserved within its programs. Students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), or institutions located in a disadvantaged community, are highly encouraged to apply to this RFA. Information on underserved institutions can be found by clicking here.

All information and instructions required to respond to this RFA are accessible at

​DOE-NE Releases the University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP), formerly the Integrated University Program (IUP), Scholarship and Fellowship Support Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): DE-FOA-0002265

October 15, 2020

This FOA is to award multiple cooperative agreements to accredited United States (U.S.) two- and four-year colleges and universities to receive and administer scholarship and fellowship funding—provided through the UNLP and as administered by the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)—on behalf of selected students attending those institutions.

​The application process will be open continuously for the 10-year cycle of this FOA.

IUP University FOA DE-FOA-0002265 Amendment 2

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